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Lot 3347: Late WWII German Walther "ac/45" K43 Rifle

World War II German Walther "ac/45" Code K43 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3347: Late WWII German Walther "ac/45" K43 Rifle

World War II German Walther "ac/45" Code K43 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized:

World War II German Walther "ac/45" Code K43 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Walther
Model: K43
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.92 mm Mauser
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/phosphate
Grip:
Stock: laminate
Item Views: 415
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 205
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured by Walther (ac) on a rough forged receiver marked "K43 ac/45" on the left. Hooded blade front sight and military tangent rear sight graduated from 100-1200. The bolt carrier is fitted with a reinforcing web, hollow cocking handle, and lacks provision for a bolt catch. Right side mounting rail, unthreaded muzzle, "gcb" code "K43" marked magazine, and cupped trapdoor buttplate. Fitted with a smooth pistol grip laminated stock. Matching serial number marked on the receiver and bolt carrier. Includes a period leather sling. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% original combination late war blue/phosphate finish with scattered areas of dried grease and some rough cast areas. Magazine retains 85% original black painted finish. Stock is fine, with a few cracks on the right of the buttstock and some light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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